News Local British woman rescued after being taken ill diving at Zenobia

British woman rescued after being taken ill diving at Zenobia

A 27 year old British woman was taken ill while participating in a training dive at Larnaca’s famous Zenobia wreck on Tuesday morning but was brought to shore by the coastguard and taken to Larnaca Hospital, philenews reports.

The woman is understood to be undergoing medical tests but is reported to be out of danger, it added.

Philenews said the woman came close to drowning while taking part in a training dive at the Zenobia with a licensed diver.

With the help of her husband, who is a doctor and was taking part in the dive and other divers, she was brought to the surface and received first aid.

The coastguard was notified and she was picked up by a police speedboat and taken to Larnaca port where an ambulance was standing by to take her to hospital.

MS Zenobia was a Swedish ferry launched in 1979 that capsized and sank close to Larnaca in June 1980 on her maiden voyage.

She now rests on her port side in approximately 42 metres of water and is considered one of the world’s best diving spots.

Read more

https://in-cyprus.com/larnaca-96-year-old-briton-breaks-own-record-as-oldest-scuba-diver-pics/

Top Stories

France recalls ambassador to Ankara over Erdogan comments

  France condemned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s remarks questioning the mental health of President Macron and recalled its ambassador to Ankara for consultations. The French...

130 cases today, most from private initiative-28 patients in hospital

  One hundred and thirty new Covid-19 cases were announced today, out of 4 thousand 285 tests, taking the total number of confirmed patients to...

Greece approaches four-digit covid cases, 935 today

  The second coronavirus wave is climaxing in Greece as it recorded 935 cases today, the highest number since the second wave begun gathering pace...

Erdogan says Macron needs ‘mental treatment’ over attitude to Muslims

  Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan launched yet another scathing tirade of insults on his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, saying he needed mental treatment over his...

We are independent, Michaelides tells AG over golden passports

  We are not under anyone's custodianship, the Auditor General Odysseas Michaelides told Attorney General Yiorgos Savvides, who earlier called on his office to stay...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...